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Engine oil change..

Postby JAPMOTORS » Sat Jul 07, 2007 9:05 pm

Hi everyone,
I see that 5w 30 oil is recommended for the altezza, is this castrol gtx edge? Rang the tuning factory and they reccomend 5w 40 motul oil which is supposed to be the best oil on the market, would this be better than the castrol..The motul oil is however expensive at 28 euros for 2 litres so you are looking at 84 euros for 6 litres to service and have a bit left over.
What would be best guys?

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Postby Gerbo » Sun Jul 08, 2007 1:37 pm

I've used Motul in my old Integra. Got it in the tuning factory. There was a noticeable difference in how smooth the engine was. Andy Mo in the tuning factory is sound aswell and does his best to steer you in the right direction.

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Postby Dan » Sun Jul 08, 2007 2:23 pm

well recent oil change foir me cost 80 Euro for 5 litres of Castrol Edge 5w 30. im sure if Andy sells Motul in his place is going to say its the best!

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OIL

Postby JAPMOTORS » Sun Jul 08, 2007 8:16 pm

Ya thanks Gerbo and Dan..
Nice to hear someone that has used the motul oil and found it good.
Il price the castrol edge and see what i can get it for.
Either castrol or motul, both are still very good oil.
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Postby Mr. Tezza » Mon Jul 09, 2007 7:25 pm

I use castrol edge i think its great stuff, when your driving the car the needle goes up a bit but then it stays there no matter what ur doin, and no the oil pressure gauge needle in my car is not broken!
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Postby Moe » Tue Jul 10, 2007 7:04 pm

Here Lads, thats crazy money for oil...
4.5 Litres of Duckhams 10w 30 is about 25quid and it does exactly the same job as all that expensive stuff as long as you change it regulary.
I'd only go to that expense if I was using the car on a track all the time.

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Postby Dan » Tue Jul 10, 2007 10:13 pm

As far as i know Moe, 5w30 or 10w40 are the recommened oils for the Altezza. You should really use the best oil you can afford, after all its the life blood of the car!

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Postby Moe » Wed Jul 11, 2007 9:34 pm

I agree fully with you Dan, but the Duckhams oil is as good as any of the others for the Altezza.
5w30 or 10w30 can be used for normal everyday road driving, and as long as the filter and oil is changed as specified there should be no problems.
It just that some oil companies are very good at marketing so you can end up paying too much for a similar product..

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OIL CHANGE

Postby JAPMOTORS » Mon Aug 13, 2007 11:13 pm

Hi lads,

ya i used the castrol 5w 30 in my tez them week, drives lovely and smooth with it..got it for 40euro for 4 litres which wasnt to bad...

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Postby Sean » Thu Aug 30, 2007 9:00 pm

Dan, where did you pick up the oil? Im gonna try a motor factor I know but wouldnt mind pricing somewhere else?

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Re: OIL CHANGE

Postby Dan » Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:45 am

JAPMOTORS wrote:Hi lads,

ya i used the castrol 5w 30 in my tez them week, drives lovely and smooth with it..got it for 40euro for 4 litres which wasnt to bad...


40 euro for 4 litres? fook thats cheap! I got mine in Tallaght Auto Parts i think

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Postby Mr. Tezza » Fri Aug 31, 2007 5:53 pm

Can't find any 5w30 down here!!!! well not castrol gtx edge, which is the one i use in my car
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